Last summer, the quintessential 21st century neighbor feud went down. After a man sued his neighbor for shooting his drone out of the sky, a California judge ruled in favor of the drone operator, who sought $850 in reparations.
But the law isn't always on your drone's side. As of last month, the FAA instated new regulations for "unmanned aircraft systems." Among the many stipulations, flying a drone within 5 miles of an airport or over a sporting event or stadium is prohibited. Fines for breaking these laws are up to $250,000 and three years in prison.
Thankfully, the good people over at All Digital have broken down the new drone operating laws (which vary significantly by state). If you're a drone cinematographer, keep this handy.